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The Ultimate Most Endangered Lighthouses Quiz
by Staff
Lighthouses can be beautiful, romantic and prone to collapse. Learn about 10 lighthouses that are in danger of being lost forever. Take this quiz to learn more about the 10 most endangered lighthouses.

When was the first lighthouse erected?

  • 285 B.C.
  • 100 B.C.
  • 75 B.C.

Where was the first U.S. lighthouse erected?

  • Boston Harbor
  • Anastasia Island
  • Port Orange

Why have lighthouses become obsolete?

  • sold for real estate
  • replaced with modern methods of communication
  • prone to misuse

During the Civil War, why was the Cape Romaine Lighthouse put out?

  • bombed out
  • make the waters difficult to navigate
  • make the waters easy to navigate

What is the condition of the oldest lighthouse on Raccoon Key Island?

  • terrible shape
  • fairly good shape
  • excellent shape

What destroyed the Nottawasaga lighthouse on the Georgian Bay of Lake Huron?

  • erosion
  • lightening
  • termites

How much money would it take to fully restore the Nottawasaga lighthouse?

  • $45,000
  • $450,000
  • $4,500,000

How have some lighthouses been moved?

  • helicopter
  • lifted and rolled away
  • both answers

Why is the Orfordness lighthouse in Suffolk, England at risk?

  • erosion
  • lightening
  • poor construction

What has weakened the Capraia Lighthouse?

  • earthquakes
  • erosion
  • lightening

When was the Capraia Lighthouse abandoned?

  • 1868
  • 1980
  • 2005

What material is the Cap Lopez Lighthouse in Gabon constructed of?

  • cast-iron
  • wood
  • brick

What is threatening to topple the Troubridge Island Lighthouse?

  • earthquake
  • fire
  • erosion

What is being used to hold the sea back from the Troubridge Island Lighthouse?

  • sandbags
  • wooden supports
  • concrete barriers

Why is the Garapan Lighthouse safe from erosion?

  • sits on a hill
  • built from masonry
  • both answers

How can you reach Isla Pinguino?

  • boat
  • helicopter
  • both answers

What lives on Isla Pinguino?

  • penguins
  • sea lions
  • seals

What happens to the Galinhos Lighthouse at high tide?

  • standing in water
  • tourists leave
  • beach closes

What is the Kiipsaar Lighthouse known for?

  • leaning
  • beautiful construction
  • crazy colors

What may have caused the Kiipsaar Lighthouse to straighten up in 2008?

  • sand being washed away
  • reinforcement
  • calmer waters